Do your kids ask tough questions that you just cannot answer? Pastor John and I will be addressing several tough questions over the next few weeks, with help from The Bible and the book, “Answering Your Kids’ Toughest Questions” by Elyse Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson.
Question #2: What is Salvation?
This is THE most important question a child can ask. Simply put, salvation is Jesus Christ. And Jesus Christ is salvation. Salvation is our number one goal in KidZone. It’s why we do what we do in KidZone! The next question is HOW do we get saved?
If you recall last week, we talked about sin. Sin separates us from God.
We want to be very honest about the destruction and tragedy sin and punishment brings. (Fitzpatrick and Thomas)
Here’s the Good News: Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 says, “God demonstrated His love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
There is more Good News: We can be saved through our faith in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace you have been saved through faith and not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.”
Faith means trusting God as your Savior. Being a good person is not your ticket into heaven. One must put his/her trust in God to receive the free gift of eternal life in heaven.
Let’s make sure we are on the same page:
- Jesus Christ is God’s Son.
- Jesus came to earth as a human being, yet he was fully God. Here is what the Bible says:
” For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son that whoever believes will not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
If you or your child is ready to trust Jesus Christ, you might say a prayer something like this:
Dear God, I know I’m a sinner. I know I deserve to be punished. I believe that Jesus Christ died for me and rose from the dead. I will trust Jesus as my Savior. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me eternal life. In Jesus’ name, Amen
If you have chosen to trust God, the next step is to tell someone. Respond by commenting below. Call the church. Contact Kori or Pastor John at www.sonlightcommunity.com. And get baptized!
Grow in your walk with Jesus through:
- Prayer (see Philippians 4:6-7)
- Bible reading (see 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
- Worship at church (see Hebrews 10:24-25)
- Share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others (see Matthew 4:19)
Reminders: Fitzpatrick and Thompson do not claim to have all the answers. Secondly, they caution that parents’ answers won’t “save” their children: salvation depends on the Lord alone (Psalm 3:8, Jonah 2:9, John 1:12). And finally, they advise parents to apply truth and discern truth from error.
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